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Assortment of tea, honey, and fruit on a table

Ask the doc: “What are the best things to eat and drink when you...

—Karina A., California State University, FresnoColds are pretty common, especially when you’re sharing a tight space with co-workers or kids. And if you’re run down with the sniffles, your appetite is probably a little...
lonely girls on stairs

Ask the counselor: “How do you differentiate normal sadness from clinical depression?”

—Olivia C.*, California State University, Northridge(*Name changed)Sometimes we just feel blah. Nothing seems to be going right and all we want to do is crawl into bed and get away from life for a...
Man stretching

Ask the trainer: “How do you stay motivated to work out?”

—Rachael T., University of WyomingOnce you get over the initial ugh, starting a workout program can be pretty exciting—and the motivation tends to come more easily in the beginning. But as time goes on,...
Patient receiving blood pressure check

Ask the doc: “What can I do about my high blood pressure?”

—Blake B.*, Ashford University, San Diego, California(*Name changed)High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a common medical disorder, affecting about a third of the population. Only about half of people who have hypertension have it...
Pensive African American female

Ask the counselor: “How do I survive in a racist community?”

—Gala C., Dordt College, IowaIt’s not easy being in a community that you feel has hatred toward others because of their race. It’s stressful to hear negative comments or see discrimination and feel like...
Guy and girl having serious conversation

Ask the health educator: “How do you reject someone who likes you?”

—Jaime S.*, University of Waterloo, Ontario(*Name changed)Having someone—especially if it’s a friend—like you when you don’t feel the same way about them can be extremely tough! On the one hand, you don’t want to...
Work space

Ask the professor: “What’s the best way to work with people of mixed ages...

—Daniel A., Portland State University, OregonLet me start with a confession: I was not the world’s best group project member. In fact, I was pretty bad. Why? Because I was focused on the “project”...
Ask the doc: “How can I stay awake while studying?”

Ask the doc: “How can I stay awake while studying?”

"Is there anything I can do to prevent falling asleep while studying?"—Larry C., Pennsylvania State UniversityShort answer: Yes.Longer answer: For some background, there are two common causes for the phenomenon you describe: sleep debt...
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Ask the trainer: “For someone who has never worked out, where is the best...

"For someone who has never worked out, where is the best place to start?"—Kerriene E., Southern Alberta Institute of TechnologyWe know exercise is good for us, with long-term benefits (e.g., stronger bones and lower...
Ask the professor: “How do I make the most of limited study time as a single mom of two?”

Ask the professor: “How do I make the most of limited study time as...

“I’m a single mother of two and work full time. How can I make the most of what little time I have to get my class work done at night?” —Jenny F., SUNY Empire State...